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Two more "miracles" from the rubble in Haiti

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Two more "miracles" from the rubble in Haiti


A fortnight after the quake and US troops have pulled out alive a 35-year-old man from under the debris.

He was immediately rushed to hospital suffering from a broken leg.

Hours earlier, 14-year-old Guerlande was found in the remains of what was her home.
Protected by her bed when the house collapsed, the teenager was lucky to have had access to water.
It is thought that up to 24 more bodies remain buried.

But the frustration of hungry people is becoming all the more evident. Outside what was the presidential palace, tensions rose after a World Food Programme distribution team ran out of supplies.

Brazilian UN Peacekeeper, Fernando Soares explained:
“We came here to provide security for WFP, to distribute food, but the food is finished now and we are here just to be sure that nobody gets hurt.”

The food agency says it has handed out 60 tons of food at one camp alone and in general over 10 million meals since the quake. Although some of the distributions have turned unruly, the UN has described the security situation in Haiti’s capital as “stable”.

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